Today, more than ever, we need to honour all those who defend our country: all those, whether fallen, fighting or free.
ON the eve of ANZAC DAY, this Wednesday evening, Queensland Symphony Orchestra together with RSL Queensland, will stage a pretty special concert – a powerful tribute which will sound out across the city, reminding everyone that Thursday is a day to remember.
The Queensland Symphony Orchestra and RSL (Queensland Branch) are presenting an
ANZAC EVE CONCERT featuring conductor Benjamin Northey, Anne Wood (soprano) and Kang Wang (tenor) at
6.30pm, Wednesday 24 April
at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
This is a FREE EVENT: To register your ticket please visit qso.com.au/rsl-anzac-concert
The Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) and RSL (Queensland Branch) unite again to present the free community ANZAC Eve Concert at 6.30pm on Wednesday 24 April in the Great Hall of the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.
This concert acts as a tribute to honour the veterans and serving men and women, remembering those lost in past and present wars.
This year the concert will be directed by highly renowned Australian conductor, Benjamin Northey.
Mr Northey explains what ANZAC Day means to him:
“It represents the sacrifices made by our ancestors to help give us the freedom we have today,” he says. “It also embodies our character; tough, loyal and we look after our mates. The spirit of ANZAC is at the core of our national identity. The concert is a wonderful way to celebrate what that means to us all."
RSL (Queensland Branch) CEO Chris McHugh says the concert was a fitting tribute to those who have fought for our freedom.
“It’s a very appropriate way to spend the evening before one of our most important national days,” Mr McHugh says. “RSL (Queensland Branch) is very proud to support this opportunity for the community to come together and honour Australian service men and women while enjoying a wonderful night of fine entertainment."
The Orchestra will also perform with musical theatre sensation Anne Wood, tenor soloist Kang Wang, the Queensland Choir directed by Kevin Power and the Brisbane Concert Choir directed by Debra Shearer-Dirie.
Music featured includes Australian classics and a range of orchestral pieces and performances by Queensland Police Pipes and Drums and the Australian Army Band Brisbane.
Join the QSO and RSL (Queensland Branch) for this special community concert and support those who have risked their lives for Australia.
The ANZAC Eve Concert will feature music from;
TRAD. Advanced Australia Fair
WALTON Spitfire Prelude
MCDONALD Arr. BUTTON With Honour We Serve
TRAD. Abide With Me
RITCHIE Gallipoli Voices
BARBER Adagio for Strings
BRODSKY Be My Love
RODGERS Victory at Sea
TRAD. Eternal Father Strong to Save
RODGERS Carousel, You’ll Never Walk Alone
SIBELIUS Evening Hymn and Last Post
Note: I know this post is a little different to my normal kind of post, but I think Anzac Day is worth it, don't you? More than ever ...